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2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season

The 2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season was the 18th season of NBA basketball in Charlotte in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and their fourth as the Charlotte Bobcats.

2007–08 Charlotte Bobcats season
Head coachSam Vincent
ArenaTime Warner Cable Arena
Results
Record32–50 (.390)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Southeast)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionNews 14 Carolina, WMYT
RadioWOLS
< 2006–07 2008–09 >

Charlotte finished 32–50 for the season and didn't qualify for the playoffs. Despite a frenzy of offseason moves, including trading for Jason Richardson and hiring new coach Sam Vincent, the Bobcats were unable to build on their successful 33–49 season in 2007. As a result, Vincent was relieved of his duties soon after the season ended,[1] and replaced by veteran hall of fame coach Larry Brown three days later.[2]

Contents

June to October: The offseasonEdit

2007 NBA draftEdit

On May 22, the Bobcats were assigned the 8th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Lottery after finishing 33–49 the previrous season.[3][4] With their lottery pick, Charlotte selected power forward Brandan Wright out of North Carolina. The Bobcats then traded Wright for Golden State Warriors swingman Jason Richardson and the draft rights to Golden State's second round pick Jermareo Davidson (Alabama, 36th overall). Later in the first round, Charlotte selected Jared Dudley out of Boston College with the 22nd pick.

Round Pick Player Nationality Position School/Club Team
1 8 Brandan Wright   United States PF North Carolina
1 22 Jared Dudley   United States SF Boston College

Injuries and surgeriesEdit

The Bobcats lost the services of both Sean May and Adam Morrison prior to the season. After an exploratory procedure, it was determined that May would need season-ending micofracture surgery on his right knee.[5] Morrison tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on October 20, 2007 in a preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers.[6]

Player departuresEdit

The Bobcats also waived team veteran Brevin Knight who was formerly the starting point guard but lost the job to Charlotte draft pick Raymond Felton. On December 14, 2007 the Bobcats said goodbye to original starting center Primož Brezec, and 2007 Second Team NBA All-Rookie selection Wálter Herrmann, trading them to the Detroit Pistons.

Staff changesEdit

The Bobcats' most notable move in the off-season was the retirement of head coach Bernie Bickerstaff.[7] Bickerstaff remained in the organization by becoming Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations. The Bobcats replaced him with Sam Vincent, former coach of the NBA Development League's Fort Worth Flyers.[8] To complement Vincent, the organization hired assistants Dell Curry and Paul Mokeski to the coaching staff. Assistant coach John Outlaw was moved from his position to Player Programs/Director of Pro Player Personnel.[9] The rest of the front office has been a key issue for the Bobcats during the 2007 offseason. Rod Higgins was hired on May 31, 2007 as general manager, assuming the same role he had with the Golden State Warriors.[10] Phil Ford and Lee Rose were tapped to join Vincent's coaching staff on June 6, 2007.[9] Buzz Peterson was hired from Coastal Carolina University, where he served as head basketball coach, to become director of player personnel on June 13, 2007.[11]

RosterEdit

Charlotte Bobcats roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1   Anderson, Derek 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Kentucky
G 11   Boykins, Earl 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) 133 lb (60 kg) Eastern Michigan
SG 13   Carroll, Matt 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Notre Dame
PF 33   Davidson, Jermareo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Alabama
F 4   Dudley, Jared 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Boston College
PG 20   Felton, Raymond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina
F/C 24   Harrington, Othella 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Georgetown
C 15   Hollins, Ryan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) UCLA
F 42   May, Sean   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) North Carolina
C 6   Mohammed, Nazr 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kentucky
G/F 35   Morrison, Adam   6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Gonzaga
F/C 50   Okafor, Emeka (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 252 lb (114 kg) Connecticut
SG 23   Richardson, Jason 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Michigan State
G/F 3   Wallace, Gerald (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 25–16 27–14 12–4 82
Washington Wizards 43 39 .524 9 25–16 18–23 10–6 82
Atlanta Hawks 37 45 .451 15 25–16 12–29 9–7 82
Charlotte Bobcats 32 50 .390 20 21–20 11–30 7–9 82
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 37 9–32 6–35 2–14 82

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2007-08 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 0–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3
Chicago 2–2 0–4 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2
Cleveland 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Dallas 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–3 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–0
Detroit 4–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–0
Houston 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–0
Indiana 2–1 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0
Memphis 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–3 1–1
Miami 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–3 1–1 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1
New Orleans 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 0–2
New York 0–4 0–4 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1
Orlando 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1
Philadelphia 1–3 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 2–2
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3
Utah 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0
Washington 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2

Game logEdit

2007–08 game log
Total: 32–50 (Home: 21–20; Road: 11–30)
2007–08 season schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Jason Richardson 82 82 38.4 .441 .406 .752 5.4 3.1 1.41 .70 21.8
Gerald Wallace 62 59 38.3 .449 .321 .731 6.0 3.5 2.11 .94 19.4
Raymond Felton 79 79 37.6 .413 .280 .800 3.0 7.4 1.22 .15 14.4
Emeka Okafor 82 82 33.1 .535 .000 .570 10.7 .9 .76 1.68 13.8
Nazr Mohammed* 82 29 20.1 .515 .000 .583 6.0 .9 .55 .73 7.8
Matt Carroll 80 18 25.2 .428 .436 .804 2.8 .9 .58 .24 9.0
Jared Dudley 73 14 19.0 .468 .220 .737 3.9 1.1 .75 .14 5.8
Earl Boykins 36 0 16.0 .355 .318 .831 .9 2.7 .36 .00 5.1
Derek Anderson 28 0 14.1 .376 .365 .737 1.9 1.6 .43 .04 5.0
Jeff McInnis 54 26 26.1 .434 .158 .767 1.8 4.1 .43 .06 4.5
Jermareo Davidson 38 2 8.5 .408 .000 .643 1.6 .3 .18 .39 3.2
Ryan Hollins 60 1 8.9 .489 .000 .671 1.8 .2 .17 .50 2.5
Othella Harrington 22 0 7.5 .429 .000 .625 1.9 .2 .05 .18 2.1

*Total for entire season including previous team(s)

Awards, records and milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Week/MonthEdit

All-StarEdit

SeasonEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • Five-game winning streak, the longest in franchise history from March 2 through March 8.[15]

TransactionsEdit

The Bobcats were involved in the following transactions during the 2007–08 season:

TradesEdit

June 28, 2007 To Charlotte Bobcats
Jason Richardson, Jermareo Davidson
To Golden State Warriors
Brandan Wright
December 14, 2007
To Charlotte Bobcats
Nazr Mohammed
To Detroit Pistons
Primož Brezec, Wálter Herrmann

Free agentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sam Vincent Relieved of Head Coaching Duties". Charlotte Bobcats. April 26, 2008. Archived from the original on January 15, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Bobcats Name Larry Brown Head Coach". Charlotte Bobcats. April 29, 2008. Archived from the original on April 11, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Results of 2007 NBA Draft Lottery". NBA. May 22, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  4. ^ "Draft Central 2007". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "May To Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery". Charlotte Bobcats. October 5, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  6. ^ "Adam Morrison Tears ACL". Charlotte Bobcats. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "Jordan: Bickerstaff won't return as coach". ESPN. March 14, 2007. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  8. ^ "Bobcats New Era Begins With Vincent". Charlotte Bobcats. May 25, 2007. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "Bobcats Announce Portion Of Coaching Staff". Charlotte Bobcats. June 7, 2007. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  10. ^ "Rod Higgins Named Bobcats General Manager". Charlotte Bobcats. May 31, 2007. Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  11. ^ "More Members Added To Basketball Operations Staff". Charlotte Bobcats. June 18, 2007. Archived from the original on April 30, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  12. ^ "Richardson Named Player of the Week". Charlotte Bobcats. March 10, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  13. ^ "Richardson Named Best in the East". Charlotte Bobcats. March 31, 2008. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  14. ^ Malinda Murray (April 16, 2008). "Bobcats Close Season With a Win". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  15. ^ Malinda Murray (March 8, 2008). "Bobcats Notch Record Fifth-Straight Win". Charlotte Bobcats. Retrieved July 2, 2009.